Biological Psyhology II Road Map

Biological Psyhology II Road Map - Biological Psyhology II...

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Biological Psyhology II Road Map Peripheral Nervous System Somatic: carries sensory information and controls movement of the skeletal muscles Autonomic: automatically regulates glands, internal organs, and blood vessels, pupil dilation, digestion and blood pressure o Parasympathetic Division: maintains body functions under ordinary conditions; saves energy o Sympathetic Division: Prepares body to react and expand energy in times of stress Central Nervous System Spinal Cord o o Cerebellum- part of the lower brain located behind pons that controls and coordinates involuntary, rapid, fine motor movement Medullon- the 1 st large swelling at the top of the spinal cord, forming the lowest part of the brain. Responsible for life-sustaining functions (breathing, swallowing, heart rate.) Pons- larger swelling above medulla that connects top of the brain to bottom. Plays part in sleep, dreaming, left-right body coordination, and arousal. Reticular formation- an area of neurons running through the middle of
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This note was uploaded on 12/26/2010 for the course PSY 101 taught by Professor Dan during the Fall '08 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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